Founded the world's first online social network for Business in 1998, Ecademy. Sold in 2012.
Wrote a Best Selling Book to assist Small Businesses to engage online “Know Me, Like Me, Follow Me”. 2009
Wrote Digital Business Britain Manifesto with Mark Prisk MP in 2011 and it is now Chair of this Not for Profit bringing awareness of Digital to non digital SME's
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Created Digital Youth Academy in 2011 - launched at the House of Lords - to bring the first UK Apprenticeship in Social Digital.
DYA has helped over 500 young people get Digital Qualifications and into work within striving non digital SME's
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Supported 20 FE Colleges over the past 3 years to help them sell Digital Apprenticeships
Wrote a report on Digital Colleges and the issues and challenges held within FE toward the digital skills agenda and business engagement
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Led a program funded by the Government Equalities Office through the Women and Broadband fund to support women in Surrey with Digital Skills and confidence
This has led to 100 Surrey women getting back into work, transforming current businesses and having the confidence to start new businesses. Additionally, 10 young people have achieved a Digital Traineeship under Youth Web Builder.
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Created Digital Business Surrey to support the awareness of Digital Skills for Surrey Businesses
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Now bringing to market The Business Café. A physical Business Café on the High Street to bring sole traders and Micro Businesses into a local community.
All staff will be Digital Apprentices local, all capable of serving a coffee and giving digital skills. Penny’s aim is to bridge the gap that exists between business and skills providers
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Digital Business Britain Manifesto
Digital Youth Academy
The Business Cafe